Enhance your CSR Strategy this International Day of Charity
Sep05

Enhance your CSR Strategy this International Day of Charity

‘International Day of Charity’ will be observed this year today, Tuesday 5th September. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness and providing a platform for all things charity-related. Originally declared an awareness day back in 2012 by the United Nations, it has since developed into a successful campaign which spans the globe and reaches millions of individuals. All sectors and industries are encouraged to take part, in a bid to...

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The Secret Isolation of Sole Traders
Sep04

The Secret Isolation of Sole Traders

Whilst it can seem like a dream set up, if you’ve ever owned your own business, or work from home on a regular basis, there will undoubtedly be times where you’ve felt isolated, alone or questioned your decision. In fact, research from Acas found that around a fifth (20 per cent) of homeworkers often feel socially isolated – a figure which is expected to grow in 2017. (source) But is this feeling of isolation normal? And what can you...

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Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK
Sep01

Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK

New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , has found that one third (36.8%) of workplaces in the UK have ridiculous rules in place, with one in five (22.5%) workers stating that they feel they can’t be trusted as a result. The study, which asked 1,000 UK workers whether their employer had any silly or unnecessary rules in place, found that over half (57.2%) of workers will disobey any rules they deem as...

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Half of Brits looking to leave their current job
Sep01

Half of Brits looking to leave their current job

50% of Brits want to leave their job in the next 12 months Workers in London most likely to leave Most are on the hunt for a better salary £30,000 recruitment costs will be a big blow for UK businesses A study conducted by Citation has revealed that 50% of full or part-time workers in the UK want to leave their current job in the next 12 months. With the average cost of recruitment coming in at a whopping £30,000**, UK business owners...

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Forget walking into the abyss, working Brits are sitting…
Aug31

Forget walking into the abyss, working Brits are sitting…

Brits who sit for some or most of their working day are piling up an average daily sit-time of nine hours, according to new research into people’s sedentary habits from AXA PPP healthcare. The poll of 2000 workers found that, while nearly half (46 per cent) sit at work for 4 to 6 hours per day, 1 in 4 (25 per cent) notch up 7 to 8 hours daily. Sitting eats into people’s travel time too, with 29 per cent seat-bound for up to half an...

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Research finds the age of discontent at work starts at just 35
Aug31

Research finds the age of discontent at work starts at just 35

Under appreciation and stress fuel discontent as employees get older, with happiness at work falling after the age of 35 Research by Happiness Works on behalf of Robert Half UK has revealed that almost one fifth (17%) of people over the age of 55 are unhappy at work. Those in Generation X don’t fare much better with 16% of 35-54 year olds admitting they are also unhappy in their roles. This is double the number of Millennials that...

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Disorganised Employees Can Cost Managers’ up to 10% of their Salary
Aug24

Disorganised Employees Can Cost Managers’ up to 10% of their Salary

AnyJunk consider the implications that cluttered desks can have on a business and employees’ productivity, as well as tips and solutions for decluttering the office. The National Association of Professional Organisers (NAPO) found in their study that disorganisation can lead to financial losses equivalent to 10% of a manager’s salary. NAPO also state that 80% of the clutter in the office is a result from being disorganised and...

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It’s time to take staff engagement seriously
Aug21

It’s time to take staff engagement seriously

Andrew Carwardine, Managing Director of Dynama outlines 5 critical paths to motivated staff and organisational success   It may be over sixty years since American clinical psychologist Frederick Herzberg came up with his “motivator-hygiene theory” and became the pioneer of job enrichment, but his principles remain as true as ever.  The formula for creating a harmonious workforce is combining the intrinsic conditions of the job or...

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What is culture, anyway?
Aug10

What is culture, anyway?

Stephen Quinn, CEO and co-founder of Jobbio discusses the issue of culture – an oft used term that means different things to different people, and which five things he believes really make a difference to employment, engagement and retention. Culture, Culture, Culture. A word that’s being bandied about by companies big and small. It has come to light in recent years, that ‘culture’ is a key element of organisational success. You...

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How to Encourage Communication in the office
Jul27

How to Encourage Communication in the office

Jason Downes, MD of Powwownow, discusses how HR managers can improve communication in the office   A quiet office can be a sign of an efficient workforce – but it can also mean people aren’t communicating effectively. Each workplace is built from collaboration but how can we break the curse of the email and talk to one another instead? The Death of Small Talk campaign from Powwownow explores how we can revitalise office chatter and...

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Do you host ‘Bring your Child to Work Day’ at your workplace?
Jul19

Do you host ‘Bring your Child to Work Day’ at your workplace?

Not all employers have heard about it yet, but Bring Your Child To Work Day  is an initiative that provides children with the unique opportunity to spend an entire day at their parents’ workplace, learning about the company and industry they work in, in a highly interactive, fun and educational way. Parents who have tried taking their child to work with them due to a breakdown in childcare often report that their children were bored...

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HR Managers & business owners should be ‘mindful of the pension perception gap’
Jul12

HR Managers & business owners should be ‘mindful of the pension perception gap’

New research reveals that employers are in danger of underestimating the value employees place on their workplace pension benefit. hibob, a leading cloud-based HR and benefits platform, this week released part one of its UK Employee Benefits – State of the Nation 2017 series that analyses employee and employer perceptions around pensions – and it seems that employers are getting it wrong. The research found that: 67%...

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Staff engagement proved to be child’s play for Kent Employer of the Year
Jul11

Staff engagement proved to be child’s play for Kent Employer of the Year

A Tunbridge Wells company which has spent 65 years “dressing children beautifully” has won the Employer of the Year award, sponsored by law firm Furley Page, at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2017. Childrensalon employs nearly 300 staff running the world’s largest online store for designer childrenswear. Director Denise Hamilton was presented with the award by Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page, at a...

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Friendly offices unlock employee potential – and 6 in 10 value happiness over salary
Jul04

Friendly offices unlock employee potential – and 6 in 10 value happiness over salary

Creating a collaborative and friendly atmosphere in the workplace could be key to tapping into increased levels of creativity and productivity, new survey results suggest. Carried out by Wildgoose, the events company was eager to find out what motivates members of staff and how to encourage increased work rate. The company quizzed employees at 120 businesses across the UK with interesting results. The survey revealed that more than...

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Time is running out to master candidate engagement, warns talent acquisition and management consultancy 
Jun29

Time is running out to master candidate engagement, warns talent acquisition and management consultancy 

Businesses have just a matter of months to ensure that candidate engagement strategies are hitting the mark – or they risk losing access to vast and valuable talent pools. That is the advice of global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions, as the launch of new data protection laws draw closer. The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, which are due to come into effect...

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